Welcome to the blogosphere, Secretary Chu

O&G welcomes U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Obama administration’s resident Nobel Prize winner, to the world of blogging. Chu has had a personal Facebook page for some time, but today he inaugurated the Energy Department’s  new blog. Ever the clean-energy evangelist, Chu wrote (at 5:54 a.m.!) on how his central priority was "driving innovation to ...

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O&G welcomes U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Obama administration's resident Nobel Prize winner, to the world of blogging. Chu has had a personal Facebook page for some time, but today he inaugurated the Energy Department's  new blog. Ever the clean-energy evangelist, Chu wrote (at 5:54 a.m.!) on how his central priority was "driving innovation to create a new, clean energy economy that will spark job creation and reduce our dependence on oil, while cutting our greenhouse gas emissions." Not to be narrow, the Energy Department also inaugurated a Twitter account, to go with its already-existing YouTube, Flickr account, as well as a department-wide Facebook page.

O&G welcomes U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Obama administration’s resident Nobel Prize winner, to the world of blogging. Chu has had a personal Facebook page for some time, but today he inaugurated the Energy Department’s  new blog. Ever the clean-energy evangelist, Chu wrote (at 5:54 a.m.!) on how his central priority was "driving innovation to create a new, clean energy economy that will spark job creation and reduce our dependence on oil, while cutting our greenhouse gas emissions." Not to be narrow, the Energy Department also inaugurated a Twitter account, to go with its already-existing YouTube, Flickr account, as well as a department-wide Facebook page.

<p> Steve LeVine is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy, a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, and author of The Oil and the Glory. </p>

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